It’s been a couple of months since I’ve written on this blog. I’ve been in a slump. Work. Sleep. Clean. Work. Sleep. Work. Clean. Sleep. Eat. Clean. Work out. Walk the dogs. Work. Sleep. Eat. Walk the dogs. Work. Work out. And so on.
I need a break. A real break. I need one of those vacations I’ve heard about where people go and recharge. A vacation like that isn’t possible because I’d be worrying about how to pay for food and shelter the whole time, but. . . I think I found a way to do that without going anywhere! At least for now.
This may sound weird, but I got a really big (re)charge out of 8 little tree stumps that I found the other day. It’s true! I found 8 perfect tree stumps. I’m going to turn them into end tables and sell them, keeping the best one for myself. I’ve always, always, always, wanted a tree stump end table but can’t afford one. Do a Google search. They range from about $135 – $375 a piece and are NOT in the Poverty Diet price range.
Anyway, I’m in Project Heaven now and have spent the past two evenings out in my garage at my work table, peeling bark off catalpa trunk sections and loving it. I’ve been drinking a bit of sake and listening to really bad 1970′s country music via The Range. I’m not gonna lie – it’s been a little slice of heaven.
My dogs, Frank and Zoe, keep me company. Zoe, the little one, has had to go back in the house now that I realize that not only does she chew the bark I flick off onto the floor, but also EATS it. Swallows it. She’s weird.
Check out my photos. Of course, I’m documenting the entire thing. Here’s phase one!